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Funding Opportunities

Use of Parkinson’s Disease Biosamples


The Michael J. Fox Foundation seeks to facilitate access and use of our cohort biosamples. Applicants can request these human biosamples and associated grant funding for target validation or biomarker development programs.

Different stages of the target and assay development pipeline necessitate access to samples with varying degree of clinical information and longitudinal follow-up. MJFF biosamples are available for every stage of intended use, including target identification and validation, assay development and validation, biomarker discovery, biomarker replication, biomarker verification and assessment of disease progression. Certain sample collections offer additional opportunities, including examination of diurnal fluctuation, pharmacogenetics/pharmacodynamics or insight into genetic Parkinson’s.

For more information about each collection’s resources, including intent of use and biosample type and availability, please visit MJFF’s Biospecimens page and Biorepository Inventory website.

What Fits:

Researchers pursuing target and biomarker assay development programs across all developmental stages are encouraged to apply. MJFF is especially interested in the following:

  • Assay development and validation for novel Parkinson’s disease biomarkers
  • Biomarker replication and validation of promising measures that associate with Parkinson’s or Parkinson’s progression
  • Target discovery and validation using human biosamples

What Doesn’t Fit:

  • Collection of new biosamples
  • Applications assessing biomarker assays using non-MJFF biosamples

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Application Process

1.  Download RFA overview and application template
2.  Log in or create account in the grant application portal
3.  Submit your completed application.

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